WSU considers opening medical school in Spokane (AP): A projected need for more doctors has prompted Washington State University to consider opening a new medical school at its Spokane campus. Washington currently has one medical school — at the main UW campus in Seattle — and WSU officials say doctor shortages in Eastern Washington are creating an additional need.
Denver schools hire undocumented immigrants as teachers (AP): Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg says his district has hired two teachers who qualified to stay in the U.S. under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. “Anything that touches on immigration generates a level of attention and controversy,” he told the AP. “But for us, this is about finding the very best teachers for our kids.”
Researchers: Children learn second language better from native speakers (The New York Times): Young children whose native Spanish-speaking parents talk to them in English earn little benefit from the exposure, according to research from a psychology professor at Florida Atlantic University.
- With time running out, Arne Duncan discusses his lengthy to-do list (Education Week)
- Daycare costs more than college in 31 states (The Washington Post)
- The dangers of defaulting on student loans (NPR)